Last Stop, Kenosha
You’ll hear these three words when you take the Metra Union Pacific North train line out of Chicago or the northern suburbs to Kenosha, Wisconsin. It may be the last stop, but it is just the beginning of fun! When you take an overnight or day trip to our city from Illinois, for your ease and convenience, consider taking public transportation here. Day passes and weekend passes are cost-efficient train ticket options. Train service is available seven days a week and brings you right to Downtown Kenosha, which is very walkable.
An authentic electric streetcar system travels from the train station through Downtown Kenosha to the Lake Michigan shore. It's ideal for both sightseeing and as a transportation method!
There are numerous places to stay overnight, as well as to shop, dine, and play in Downtown Kenosha. Shop for books, clothing, gifts, popcorn, ice cream, souvenirs, and more at locally owned boutiques and shops. Enjoy delicious meals and beverages at restaurants, cafes, and craft breweries that are independent small businesses. Visit a beach, a comedy club, an art gallery, or a performing arts space.
Historic Districts & Museums
On foot or from the streetcar, you can see the Civic Center and Pearl Street historic districts. You can also walk through the Library Park and Third Avenue historic districts. You’ll find educational and entertaining exhibits at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, and Civil War Museum. You and your friends can book the Lakeshore Pedal Tours for a memorable rolling party through Downtown.
More To Do
Sit at a park or next to a fountain, browse through the Sculpture Walk - HarborPark, and visit our two Saturday farmers’ markets (Kenosha HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market) in the summer. Kids will enjoy cooling off in the splash pad on a hot summer day.
You can also walk across the 50th Street bridge to Simmons Island, where the Kenosha History Center and Southport Light Station Museum are located. You can climb its 1866 Southport Lighthouse tower seasonally. Take a selfie at the North Pier Lighthouse. Rent a duck-themed pedal boat, stand up paddle board, kayak, or water trike from the Kenosha Community Sailing Center to enjoy in the harbor.
When it’s time to board the train to go back home, you’ll already be planning your next getaway to Kenosha!
Go to VisitKenosha.com/Metra to learn more about riding the Metra to Kenosha. You can even bring your bike with you!